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Admissions into Swiss universities, in particular University of Geneva?

Hello everyone,

I am an American student finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Brown University but I've decided that I want to eventually be a conference interpreter. A program that may prepare me for this line of work is University of Geneva's Bachelor of Arts in Multilingual Communication (and perhaps I would also do my Master's there since it seems to be easier to land jobs after training in a Master's program). I had a few questions:

1) What is the admissions process for Swiss universities like? Are universities generally very selective, and are there any statistics on the acceptance rates? I know University of Geneva is an excellent school. I had good grades in high school, 3.9/4.0 and took 9 AP exams and have a 3.3/4.0 undergraduate GPA, so would I have a shot at being admitted?

2) Does anyone have experience with the entrance exams for University of Geneva, particularly for the Bachelor's program?
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Hello everyone,

I am an American student finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Brown University but I've decided that I want to eventually be a conference interpreter. A program that may prepare me for this line of work is University of Geneva's Bachelor of Arts in Multilingual Communication (and perhaps I would also do my Master's there since it seems to be easier to land jobs after training in a Master's program). I had a few questions:

1) What is the admissions process for Swiss universities like? Are universities generally very selective, and are there any statistics on the acceptance rates? I know University of Geneva is an excellent school. I had good grades in high school, 3.9/4.0 and took 9 AP exams and have a 3.3/4.0 undergraduate GPA, so would I have a shot at being admitted?

2) Does anyone have experience with the entrance exams for University of Geneva, particularly for the Bachelor's program?
These are general admission requirements for Swiss universities for students from the USA, including University of Geneva:

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Diplôme d'études secondaires supérieures + 2 années d'études universitaires reconnues par l'université concernée ou 5 Advanced Placement Tests. Les 5 sujets doivent inclure 2 langues, les mathématiques/calculus, un sujet en sciences humaines et sociales et un sujet de sciences (chimie, biologie ou physique). Note minimum pour les AP Tests: 3

http://www.swissuniversities.ch/de/s...t/laender/usa/

A bright Ivy League student should have been able to google that.
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Re: Admissions into Swiss universities, in particular University of Geneva?

You need to look for a course that offers one of you native languages as "language A", the language that you will translate into.... the Geneva course does not http://www.unige.ch/traduction-inter...-combiling.pdf
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